Dr. Robert Bullard was in the process of evacuating his Houston home when he offered these thoughts to Democracy Now! earlier this week: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/8/29/dr_robert_bullard_houston_s_unrestrained "Harvey and the aftermath, the flooding of Houston and the surrounding areas, it’s of biblical proportions. "This is a nightmare. "And the images that you see on television and you hear the voices of people who have been just totally destroyed. And this is a situation where I think it’s telling us that we have to change. We have to change the way we do business and the way that we as humans interact with our environment..." " Houston is actually—was a catastrophe waiting to happen, given the fact you have unrestrained capitalism, no zoning, laissez-faire regulations when it comes to control of the very industries that have created lots of problems when it comes to greenhouse gases and other industrial pollution. "The impact that basically has been ignored for many years. "And so the fact that—it is a disaster, but it is a very predictable disaster." Capitalism makes massive fortunes for a few parasites by socializing the cost of its negative externalities on the poorest, most vulnerable communities, like those lining "Cancer Alley" in Houston. It's time the rich paid their fair share of clean-up costs.